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Mar 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
proposed, and signed into law, all the while pretending he's somehow powerless to stop it. gwen: the blame game is a big part of what we saw this week and we just saw it there. >> well, the republicans are saying it's his fault, he did it. they call this the "president's sequester." they did that -- gwen: they tried to call it obama quester. >> they did that after the meeting at the white house on friday morning. and the president came out in his press conference and said this is the republican's choice, they are choosing to do this. he used the word choice and republican together a few times so it's clear the blame game is in full swing. i believe that when all of this is over, the public will look and say you know what, you guys needed to figure out, both of you children needed to figure out a way to prevent this and stop pointing fingers at each other. gwen: this does remind me of when you're driving down the street with kids in the back seat and you tell them to stop squabbling, they say, he did it first. we don't have a lot of patience for that. >> don't make me stop the car. >> our p
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Mar 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> the president swore an oath to uphold the constitution, and he is bound by the law. whether the lethal force in question is a drone strike or a gunshot, the law and the constitution apply in the same way. >> brown: and this afternoon, attorney general holder sent paul a new letter. in it, he said: senator paul declared himself satisfied with that answer. >> so, i am very pleased to have gotten this response back from the attorney general of the united states, and i think that americans should see this battle that we've had in the last 24 hours as something that's good for the country. >> brown: shortly thereafter, the senate ended the debate and confirmed john brennan. now, we examine what's behind the senate shenanigans, politically and practically. we are joined by: scott shane, a national security reporter at the "new york times"; and niels lesniewski, who covers the senate for "roll call." is it took a while, but in the end the president got his nominee. briefly remind us about john brennan's experience. clearly someone well known at the agency he'll head. >> john brennan spent 25 years
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Mar 1, 2013 7:30pm PST
might actually be persuasive to the court. >> i think the arguments they make about hr and law and tax, that would speak more to the supreme court than emotional arguments about how they feel when they have to tell someone they can't not discriminate. >> this isn't just liberal california. this is businesses. this is goldman sachs. >> and the court is taking this up on march 26th. 26th and 27th. and so we will watch and see. >>> well, all right. time now for something we haven't seen much of in a while. news that bay area home prices are nudging upwards. yes, you heard right. upwards. carolyn, is this a sign of a rebound in real estate? >> it is indeed. basically what we have here is economics 101. basic laws of supply and demand. there's more buyers out, and they're chasing a limited pool of homes. and that is, you know, what will make prices ratchet up and it already has been happening over the past year and it's expected to continue happening in this coming year. so why are there more buyers? the economy is better. people are more confident about their jobs. mortgage rates are at in
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Mar 6, 2013 12:00am PST
graduated from stanford law school, most firms would not hire her because of her gender but she was not deterred. for 25 years she was the swing vote on the can court on issues ranging from affirmative action to abortion to campaign finance. she left her post as associate justice in 2006. she's written a new book about the history of the supreme court. it is called out of order. i'm pleased to have justice sandra day o'connor back at this table. welcome. >> thank you, it's good to be here. >> rose: business first. >> all right. >> rose: business first. you gave me this. >> i did. >> rose: when i saw you a couple days ago. >> i did. >> rose: and you're not getting it back. >> no, i didn't expect to. >> rose: but i have this one which has my name on it. so i'm giving it -- >> is that right. >> rose: that's exactly right. >> but this is weathered and has a name. >> rose: that's why i wants to you have it. >> and gold on it. >> rose: that's another reason i want you to have it. >> all right. i'm arneed indeed. thank you. >> rose: everybody needs a constitution. >> yes, they
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Mar 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
election. a man described as a spokesman and son-in-law of osama bin laden has been arrested and will stand trial in new york. u.s. authorities have confirmed that sulaiman abu ghaith was charged with conspiracy to kill u.s. nationals. our washington correspondent has the details. he is with me now. what can you tell me about these charges? bmi we have just had the indictment released by the court in new york -- >> we have just had the indictment released by the court in new york. abu ghaith has been charged with one count of conspiracy to kill u.s. citizens here he is the son-in-law of osama bin laden. he was -- to kill u.s. citizens. he is the son-in-law of osama bin laden. he was a key member of osama bin laden's inner circle. the day after the 9/11 attacks, we saw him in a video on long side -- alongside osama bin laden. he said a great army is gathering against you. he called them the nation of islam. you go into battle against jews, christians, and the americans -- he said, "a great army as is gathering against you," he called them the nation of islam . "to go into battle against jews
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Mar 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
at a moscow law firm. hired by an international investment firm that had fallen afoul of the kremlin, he said he had uncovered a massive tax fraud. he was arrested and he died in prison. his mother says she has nothing but contempt for those who are proceeding with this trial. >> i despise these people. they have got no hard. there are some kind of robots who do not want to hear the truth. i think they are cowards who just do what they are told to do. >> he was once a senior constitutional court judge in russia. he told me putting dead people on trial is against the law. >> it is strange. if such trials were allowed in russia, you would see a lot of dead souls being prosecuted. it is an invention by our law enforcement to hide the shortcomings of their investigation and to claim the crimes were committed by get people. it is very dangerous. >> the other man on trial is the head of the investment firm that hired the dead man. he pleaded with him to leave russia when the relationship with the firm turned foul. >> he stayed and testified against the officers and continue to testify against them
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Mar 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
under 50% of the vote raising the prospects of a runoff election. a man described as a spokesman and son-in-law of osama bin laden has been arrested and will stand trial in new york. u.s. authorities have confirmed that sulaiman abu ghaith was charged with conspiracy to kill u.s. nationals. our washington correspondent has the details. he is with me now. what can you tell me about these charges? bmi we have just had the indictment released by the court in new york -- >> we have just had the indictment released by the court in new york. abu ghaith has been charged with one count of conspiracy to kill u.s. citizens here he is the son-in-law of osama bin laden. he was -- to kill u.s. citizens. he is the son-in-law of osama bin laden. he was a key member of osama bin laden's inner circle. the day after the 9/11 attacks we saw him in a video on long side -- alongside osama bin laden. he said a great army is gathering against you. he called them the nation of islam. you go into battle against jews christians, and the americans -- he said, "a great army as ais gathering against you," he called them th
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Mar 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
to 7.7%. he was one of america's most wanted men. but today osama bin laden's son-in-law has appeared in court in new york city, just a few blocks away from the site of the world trade center. he plotted not guilty to plotting to kill americans. .s. officials say ali larayedh conspired to kill americans. i spoke a brief time ago with the bbc's steve kingston. have an aleved role in the 9/11 attacks? >> if you look at the evidence, no, he's not directly aaccusinged of involvement with the attacks. instead, immediately after 9/11 bin laden called up his son-in-law. the following day he appeared in a video with bin haden and essentially threatened further attacks, so the nature of this charge threatening to kill americans and the nature of the argument is he tried to incite further attacks. >> where he -- has he been since 9/11? >> he went from afghanistan to iran. he stayed in iran for about 10 years before leaving iran. again, it's not quite clear how. at the beginning of this year he went to turkey. the f.b.i. made the turkish authorities aware that he was there. it was in jordan that
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Mar 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
california's law, i didn't feel like that was something that this administration could avoid. i felt it was important for us to articulate what i believe and what this administration stands for. >> sreenivasan: 200 congressional democrats also filed a brief today urging the court to overturn the california ban. they join more than 100 prominent republicans who voiced their support earlier in the week. the justices will hear oral arguments in late march. a federal judge in california has cut a $1 billion damage award in the apple-samsung fight by nearly half. samsung will now have to pay apple just under $600 million for infringing on smart phone and tablet computer patents. the judge also ordered a new trial on some of apple's allegations in the case. wall street ended the week with small gains. the dow jones industrial average added 35 points to close at 14,089. the nasdaq rose nine points to close at 3,169. for the week, both the dow and the nasdaq gained a fraction of a percent. february was a good month for most major auto makers in the u.s. ford reported today its sales rose 9%
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Mar 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
,000 people without power. the state of arkansas will now have the most restrictive abortion law in the country. republicans dominating the legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto today. the new law includes a near-ban on abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy. it's slated to take effect this summer, but a court challenge is certain. a small group of u.s. senators today filibustered the nomination of john brennan to be director of the c.i.a. they focused on whether the government would ever use drone aircraft to attack americans, inside the u.s. kentucky republican rand paul cited a letter from attorney general eric holder. it said drone strikes on u.s. soil might be considered in an extraordinary circumstance, such as 9/11. paul said he's alarmed. >> you can't take away someone's life and liberty without due process or an indictment. so it should trouble every american. i can't imagine that there wouldn't be an american in our country that would not be troubled that we're talking about killing non combatants in american with drone strikes. >> several other republicans join
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Mar 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
to continue at the same levels, yes sequestration is still the law of the land but we're not going to rely on these broad -- they call them meat ax cuts. troop levels get this much funding, border security gets this much funding, democrats want to say we're going to put money into head start. we're going to put some money into education programs or transportation. grabbing their authority back from what they see as the broad cuts of sequestration. >> suarez: people may be sitting at home listening to what you just said and think "i've seen this movie before." there's just over three weeks until the sand runs through the hour glass and the republicans in the house and the democrats and the senate look like they're going to come up with different versions of that continuing resolution. then what? >> it's a game of ping-pong is what we call it on capitol hill. the old idea of the house passes a version, the senate passes a version, they gate conversation committee together and work it out. that's dead for now. there's no capacity for a conference. what's going to happen is the house is going
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Mar 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
think. one could make that argument. there was a landmarks law on the books but one of the things i i discovered doing this book which i didn't know, when the judge ruled against the city in the landmarks preservation suit, the city was probably not going to appeal the decision. it was in the middle of the fiscal crisis. the city was worried it would be meld liable have to pay tens of medicine of dollars in damages. it wasn't until jackie onassis, ed koch, philip johnston, galvanized a movement saying we can't afford to lose this thing anymore that the momentum began that carried the case all the way up to the supreme court and established landmarks preservation. >> a consortium of organizations got together, including the municipal art society, and they said we have to make our stand here. the feeling was at the time, actually, grand central was a good building to make your stand on. if this idea of landmarks if preservation was going to go to the supreme court, better it be grand central than some tiny little place somewhere. so they justed to make this the big push. >> rose: so, pe
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Mar 7, 2013 12:00am PST
be productive you can compete and you can pay a good page. that is the iron law of the marketplace. what's happened is that the american environment, business environment, has eroded to the point where i think we are losing some of that competitiveness. that has led to the consequences we talked about earlier. >> rose: so you've got an eight-point plan here to restore american competitiveness. item one: ease is immigration of highly skilled individuals starting with international graduates of american universities. you're not the first person to talk about this. >> this is -- again, every one of these eight points, charlie, are pretty much agreed to by almost everybody. >> rose: in fact, you said an interesting thing. some people look at this and say "we've heard that before" you say that's a compliment. >> that's a compliment. absolutely. that means that we have wide agreement among lots of different people on the left and on the right and in the academic community about doing these things. and our point is, okay, we've got to do them! >> rose: right. >> because if we don't do them -- t
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Mar 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
preacher, al qaeda follower and son-in-law to osama bin laden. he allegedly appeared with bin laden, the day after the 9/11 attacks. urging muslims to attack christians, jews and americans and a short time later, he gave this speech. >> ( translated ): the storm of planes will not stop. there are thousands of young muslims who desire martyrdom in the path of allah. >> warner: federal prosecutors say in 2002, abu ghaith left afghanistan for iran, where he's lived since. then, last month, he traveled to ankara, turkey, only to be detained and deported to kuwait. but during a stopover in amman, jordan, he was nabbed by u.s. authorities. and flown to new york to face charges in federal court. that move drew criticism from some republicans, who argued that terror suspects should be tried by military tribunals at guantanamo bay, cuba. senator lindsey graham, of south carolina: >> you're putting people like this into federal court, giving them the same constitutional rights as an american citizens. >> warner: similar objections in 2010 forced attorney general eric holder to back down from
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Mar 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
of law with in your socialism? >> the only way to save the world is through socialism. the socialism that exists within a democracy. there is no dictatorship. i was elected three times. when the rich three out in a coup, the people brought me back to power. >> he also presided over the slide into recession. despite the country's great oil wealth and a soaring growth in the rest of south america. paying huge subsidies to provide important food at low prices could not be sustained. uncontrolled violent crime marked another failure. support for opposition parties had grown. before he fell ill, he was flown to cuba, he is visited by his political hero, fidel castro. despite his illness, and he was reelected to a six year term in october 2012. who is unable to attend his own inauguration in january. in spite of protests, the supreme court approved an indefinite delay. how will hugo chÁvez be remembered that a true member of the poor or a radical turned autocrat? if pulverize a nation between those who contend hugo chÁvez as a record and those who hailed him as a rescue work. >> a larger
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Mar 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
. but this is about the rule of law. it isn't so much about him. it isn't so much about john brennan. it's about having rules. gwen: that administration response came in a one-paragraph letter from the attorney general. dear senator paul, it has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question. does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an american not engaged in combat on american soil? the answer to that question is no. sincerely eric h. holder jr. not every republican loved his tactics. >> i don't remember any of you coming down here suggesting that president bush was going to kill anybody with a drone. i don't even remember the harshest critics of president bush on the democratic side. they had a drone program back then. so what is it? all of a sudden that this drone program has gotten every republican so spun up. what are we up to here? gwen: spun up, chuck. what was rand paul up to here? >> rand paul was talking about something that hasn't gotten a tremendous am of attention and that is this policy of using drones with weapons to kill terrori
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Mar 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
needs to do is simply follow the law and protect public health by curbing carbon pollution. the good news here is that clean energy in obama's second term is a lot cheaper than it was in his first term. the price of solar has dropped by almost 70%. the price of wind continues to decline. so much so that in 2012, solar and wind combined made up 58% of the new capacity that was added to the grid last year. so what we're seeing is that clean energy can take up more of the burden in terms of our energy demand than coal and gas and nuclear power can. so, the rule-making that scott was referring to, the burden to make that rule actually stick is a lot lower than it used to be. of course, we always know that clean energy creates more jobs. at the same time that it cuts carbon pollution. the great news here is that we can have a win-win saiment. >> ifill: do you expect a big change? >> i don't expect a tremendous amount of change but the one thing that i believe will come even sharper into focus in the second term is that when i... you know, when i first came to washington and even at the be
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Mar 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
described as somewhat better, but hiring was restrained, and one fed district blamed the health care law. the richmond fed wrote in the beige book players across the district continue to cite the affordable care act and its unknown impact as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff. fed officials are likely to read this report and find good reasons to continue their policy of trying to stimulate the economy by keeping interest rates at zero and buying treasuries to try and push down long-term rates. for "nightly business report," steve liesman. >> meanwhile, the top federal reserve policy-maker warned today there's risks associated with the central bank's massive bond-buying program. charles placor, chairman of the philadelphia fed bank, want the fed to slow down its monthly purchases of bonds. he's not a voting member of the fed's policy committee meeting says the big bond purchases are posing risks to the economy that could hurt financial and price stability. >>> lawmakers want to make sure washington doesn't collapse. the republican-controlled house passed a resol
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Mar 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
, everyone. yesterday, thousands of law enforcement officers came together in honor of santa cruz police sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butler, shot dead last week by a suspect they were questioning bo
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Mar 8, 2013 12:00am PST
are consistent with all of the laws, all of the rules, wherever we are operating anywhere in the world. >> as you know steve-- wrote a book about exxon. did you read it? >> i have not. >> why not. >> well, i have a limited discretionary amount of time to read. >> what is it about exxon, the company that you worked for all your life, the company as steve called it is a very good --. >> i have read some reviews of the book. and in all honesty i have taken the time to read it because when i do read it i tend to read things that are more useful to my day-to-day decision-making and inform me or to just get a little bit of enjoyment from reading. >> rose: you think you might not have enjoyed this. >> i am sure i will get around to it. >> rose: it was about the power of exxon. it was almost like a state into itself, that is the central argument. >> uh-huh. >> rose: that he makes. and that it's almost has a mind-set that is unique because of its power. >> i have heard others make the comment to me that there is an illusion to, or a reference to exxonmobil having its own state department. >> yes, that's r
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Mar 9, 2013 12:00am PST
about in courts of law and in society. and let me try to explain what i mean by that. i will just give you one example of a finding from neuroscience. we're beginning to understand how the brain trades off the speed of a decision against the accuracy. so for example, eric and i might be observing the same fact but we might reach different decisions because i might be pretty quick. and eric might be slower and more deliberative. eric might make the better decision. i think that is probably correct. >> go on. >> the idea is that we're understanding the speed accuracy trade-off as a level of neuromechanism, okay. but it's bearing on what makes one decision maker different than other. one may be more impulsive. or more methodical, or perhaps paralyzed by indecisiveness. and it's at the level that this is at the level of neuromechanism that we can begin to get a handle on that. now what does that mean? it doesn't mean that-- that we can say with the neurons what someone is going to doment it doesn't mean that we can say, using neurophysiology whether someone has lied or told the truth. we c
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